[Freeswitch-users] FreeSwitch Failover Question

Sean Devoy sdevoy at bizfocused.com
Wed Jul 11 23:28:02 MSD 2012

If I am reading correctly, this does not lend itself to multi-tenant very


For example, some of my users connect to fs_aa.mydomain.com and others to
fs_bb.mydomain.com.  Then I can reuse the extension numbers between the 2
clients.  However, SRV records, like MX records, are by domain name (ie just
mydomain.com).  It seems to me that the SRV records for my 2 sample
"domains" would evaluate down to the same name and I would lose my critical
multi-tenant information.


I am hoping that I am misinterpreting the usage of SRV records.  If I use
SRV and attempt to connect to fs_aa.mydomain.com and the SRV records sort
out to sip1.mydomain.com, what does FS see as the "domain name"?  If it is
still fs_aa.mydomain.com, I LOVE THIS.  If it is sip1.mydomain.com, it is
going to be cumbersome at the least


Thanks for your patients and help,



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Subject: Re: [Freeswitch-users] FreeSwitch Failover Question


Use the DNS SRV records for the Desk phones. Phones automatically register
to the back server. Look into the DNS Srv records. You can specify the


Use the DNS SRV for the phone registration. I use Polycom and Cisco. 


Aastra phones... have bug in the firmware using DNS Srv records.




On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Sean Devoy <sdevoy at bizfocused.com> wrote:

Hi All,


I have a question concerning FS failover for high availability. My SIP
provider offers the ability to route to a second server if the primary is
down.  That is simple enough, but what about the phones?  The desktop
devices are not registered with the back FS server.


The only idea I have so far would be to change the DNS addresses to the
backup upon failure, but that can take a long time to propagate to the


How do other people handle this issue?




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